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Fine medal haul for young boxers with Carlton-based club after success at Box Cup competition

The youngsters earned two golds and two silvers for the Burton Road club at the East Midlands Box cup in Grantham.

There were medals galore for young boxers from Phoenix ABC who recently took part in a prestigious regional tournament.

The youngsters earned two golds and two silvers for the Burton Road club at the East Midlands Box Cup in Grantham.

More than 400 boxers took part in the three-day tournament with finalists being awarded gold and silver.

Current national junior champion and Phoenix ABC fighter Sinead Willbye, 14, boxed in the final against Tilly Hymers, of Guildford City ABC.

This turned out to be one the best and most talked about contests of the day with both boxers giving their all.

After three hard-fought rounds, Sinead was declared winner by a unanimous decision and was awarded the gold medal.

15-year-old Lyas Smith 15 was also in fine form over the weekend, winning by unanimous decision in the quarters and semis.

In the final he took on local rival Jack Smith of Bad Boys ABC in Clifton.

Lyas was much shorter and boxed a very smart fight, moving in and out to Jack miss before landing his own shots.

Lyas was declared the winner by unanimous decision and awarded the gold medal.

14-year-old Paddy Smith took on Diljah Singh of Islington ABC from London.

Both boxers were evenly matched and the bout was a real chess match.

After three rounds, Singh was named victor after a split decision in a very close contest. Paddy was awarded the sliver medal.

Darragh Walsh, 13, took on Cole Weston of Ingles Gym in Sheffield.

Again another closely matched contest with both boxers giving everything. Weston was declared the winner by split decision and Darragh was awarded the sliver medal. 

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